OAA honors top football players

By: Zachary Manning | C&G Newspapers | Published December 14, 2018

 West Bloomfield High senior Tre Mosley, left, and sophomore Donovan Edwards celebrate a play in a game against Rochester Adams earlier this season. Mosley and Edwards were named to the All-League team along with teammates Makari Paige, Cornell Wheeler, C.J. Harris, Tyrone Broden, Sterling Miles and Lance Dixon.

West Bloomfield High senior Tre Mosley, left, and sophomore Donovan Edwards celebrate a play in a game against Rochester Adams earlier this season. Mosley and Edwards were named to the All-League team along with teammates Makari Paige, Cornell Wheeler, C.J. Harris, Tyrone Broden, Sterling Miles and Lance Dixon.

Photo by Donna Agusti

OAKLAND COUNTY — The football season has come and gone, and the Oakland Activities Association had another great year.

Clarkston High fell just short of back-to-back Division 1 titles; Birmingham Groves made a run to the D-2 state semifinal; and West Bloomfield High (D-1), Farmington Hills Harrison (D-4) and Farmington High (D-3) made it to the regional final.

With the year in football in the books, here’s a look at how the OAA panned out during the regular season and the players and coaches who earned recognition along the way.

OAA Red
Clarkston High took home the Red Division crown with a 5-1 divisional record. Oxford High proved to be the only team in the division to beat the Wolves. The Wildcats coach, Bud Rowley, was named Coach of the Year.

West Bloomfield High and Oxford tied for second in the division at 4-2 each. Rounding out the field were Rochester Adams (3-3), Lake Orion High (3-3), Southfield A&T (2-4) and Bloomfield Hills High (0-6).

All-League honors went to Jake Billette, Rocco Spindler, Garrett Dellinger, Josh Luther, Brendan Barker, Jake Honstetter, Keagan King, Jay’viar Suggs, Jake Jensen and Tristan Mattson, Clarkston; Lance Dixon, Tre Mosley, Donovan Edwards, Makari Paige, Cornell Wheeler, C.J. Harris, Tyrone Broden and Sterling Miles, West Bloomfield; Drew Carpenter, Thomas Wandrie, Austin Schlicht, Marcus Hufnagel, Trent Myre, Jerome Roberson, Evan Brunning and Sam Barrett, Oxford; Hunter Chambers, Chris Vernon, Kobe Manzo, Josh Wuensch, Chris Brown and Isaac Kinne, Lake Orion; Cole Mitchell, Reed Vogt, Reece Collins, Nick Kania, Carter Farris, Anthony Patritto and Ben Patten, Adams; Christian Broaden, Devin Baldwin, Bryce Austin and Anthony Romphf, A&T; and Alec Ward, Jacob Gasso and Ethan Polselli, Bloomfield Hills.

OAA White
Oak Park High took home the title with a 6-0 divisional record, and Knights coach Greg Carter was named Coach of the Year.

Oak Park beat out Birmingham Groves, which finished second at 5-1. Rounding out the division were Farmington Hills Harrison (4-2), Rochester Hills Stoney Creek (2-4), Rochester High (2-4), Troy High (1-5) and Troy Athens (1-5).

All-League honors went to D’Wan Mathis, Enzo Jennings, Justin Rogers, Dondi Price, Marcus Ayers, Phil Steward, Torriano Richardson, Shelby Givens and Maliq Carr, Oak Park; Joel Mitchell, Khalil Dawsey, Damonte McCurdy, Henry Van Faussien, Josh Salter, Charlie Riddle, Tyriq Heard, Jacob Edelman and Christian Thomas, Groves; Rod Heard, Maverick Hanson, Vincent Rawls, Xavier Goldsmith, Caleb Williams, Ben Williams and Andrew Brown, Harrison; Frank Potenza III, Danny Nixon, Adam Quni, Andre Demetral, Zach Denha and Cam Burford, Stoney Creek; Drake Reid, Nick Grabke, Gabe Szafran, Dean Raciti, David Robinson and Ryan Noble, Rochester; Austen Kenan, David Demon, AJ Rasa, Waides Ashmon and Davis Digiovanni, Athens; and​ Jake Volek, Matt Johansson, Quest Bigelow and Cole Hayden, Troy.

OAA Blue
Birmingham Seaholm topped the division at 6-0, and Maples coach Jim DeWald was rewarded with Coach of the Year honors.

Seaholm finished just ahead of Farmington High, which ended at 5-1 in the division. Rounding out the Blue were Auburn Hills Avondale (4-2), Ferndale High (4-2), North Farmington (3-3), Royal Oak High (3-3), Hazel Park High (2-4), Berkley High (1-5) and Pontiac High (0-6).

All-League honors went to Chase Mentag, Gray Kinnie, Max Schumaker, James DeWald, Will McBride, Caden DeWald, Paul Jokisch, Sathya Siddapureddy, Alex Oancea and Justin Klotz, Seaholm; Kendall Williams, Jordan Turner, Donovan King, Delmon Sewell, Anthony Reaves, Engelbera Vela, Aaron Watson and David Palushaj, Farmington; Derrick Hinton, Kobe Anthony, Gatlin Coleman, Baba Conate, Torey Coleman, Chris Sawyers and Ari Dotan, Avondale; Torian Belton, Tre’jon Pickett, Donovan Pitts-Reed, Angel Deray, Antoine Brown, Dylan Martin and DeJuan Parkman, Ferndale; Cody Remick, James Haser, Joe Binkowski, Earle Weaver, Connor Jackson and Mark Ardwin, Royal Oak; Jon Brunette, Matt Corporan Coleman, Zach Wiggle, Kevin Prabhakar and Myles Gresham, North Farmington; Cam Wyatt, Noah Hallek, RJ Best and Romel Smith, Hazel Park; Evan Payne, Jeremiah Watkins and Justin Anagonye, Berkley; and Rudy Simpson, Moises DeJesus and Tarah Hazard, Pontiac.